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Medium sized Fly Fishing Landing Net: Spalted Maple and Walnut


This traditionally sized trout net features an 9 inch spalted Maple handle and a walnut handle cap. It has a 13 x 9.5 inch walnut hoop (36 inch circumference). 

This piece of spalted maple has a nice honey color with dark linear lines. Each piece of wood will have a different tone and markings. I select each piece to offer the best figure and pattern possible. 

What is spalted maple? Spalting is the first step of decay. Within the forest soil and trees are millions of fungi living as part of the complex web of the forest. When a tree dies an individual fungi spore will start metabolizing the sugars within a region of the fallen tree. As it grows out from that central point its path will meet another fungal colony. The two colonies will react, interact and battle along their contact line. Each colony will be giving the wood a slightly different tone and the death along the the lines of contact will produce the dark black lines and swirls

Nets of similar style may be ordered in various woods. My nets are all signed and numbered.  All nets have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt. This net may also be ordered in a larger size with a rubber net bag.

There is a $100 refundable deposit, with up to a 12 month wait time. I will email you for confirmation of details.